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Restricted substances

Restricted substances

What’s not in our products can be just as important as what goes into them. That’s why we have in place principles and guidelines to ensure new and existing formulations in our retail cleaning products restrict the use of ingredients scientifically proven to negatively impact human and environmental health, including PFOA and phosphates. We also have several products recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Safer Choice/Design for the Environment Program for using product ingredients that pose the least concern among chemicals in their class. Additionally, Clorox product safety specialists work with ingredient suppliers to help identify and avoid other ingredients such as those on California’s Proposition 65 and SARA Title III lists.
 
As part of our IGNITE Strategy, we have disclosed a comprehensive list of restricted substances for our U.S. retail cleaning products. See the A–Z list of those restricted substances below. We are working to develop and share restricted substance lists for additional product categories.
  • Alkyl phenol ethoxylates (CAS # multiple)
  • Alkylphenols (CAS # multiple)
  • Ammonia (CAS # 7664-41-7)
  • Ammonium nonadecafluorodecanoate (CAS # 3108-42-7)
  • Ammonium pentadecafluoroctanoate (CAS # 3825-26-1)
  • Ammonium perfluorooctane sulfonate (CAS # 29081-56-9)
  • Ammonium salt of sulphated nonylphenol ethoxylate (CAS # 9051-57-4)
  • Antimony and antimony compounds (CAS # multiple)
  • Arsenic and arsenic compounds (CAS # multiple)
  • Benzene (CAS # 71-43-2)
  • Benzyl butyl phthalate (CAS # 85-68-7)
  • Benzyl chloride (CAS # 100-44-7)
  • Benzyl Violet 4B (CAS # 1694-09-3)
  • Benzylhemiformal (CAS # 14548-60-8)
  • Bioban™ CS-1135 (CAS # 81099-36-7) [Bioban™ is a trademark of the Dow Chemical Company]
  • Bioban™ P-1487 (CAS # 37304-88-4) [Bioban™ is a trademark of the Dow Chemical Company]
  • Bis(hydroxylammonium) sulfate (CAS # 10039-54-0)
  • Bisphenol A (CAS # 80-05-7)
  • Butyl paraben (CAS # 94-26-8)
  • Butylated hydroxyanisole (CAS # 25013-16-5)
  • Cadmium and cadmium compounds (CAS # multiple)
  • Carbendazim (CAS # 10605-21-7)
  • Carbon Black (respirable particle size) (CAS # 1333-86-4)
  • Carbon tetrachloride (CAS # 56-23-5)
  • CFC-11 (CCl3F) Trichlorofluoromethane (CAS # 75-69-4)
  • CFC-113 (C2F3Cl3) Trichlorotrifluoroethane (CAS # 76-13-1)
  • CFC-12 (CCl2F2) Dichlorodifluoromethane (CAS # 75-71-8)
  • Chloramine T hydrate/Chloramine T (CAS # 127-65-1, 7080-50-4, and 149358-73-6)
  • Chlorhexidine (CAS # 55-56-1)
  • Chloroform (CAS # 67-66-3)
  • Chloromethane (CAS # 74-87-3)
  • Chromium and chromium compounds (CAS # multiple)
  • CI 13065 (Acid Yellow 36) (CAS # 587-98-4)
  • CI Basic Red 9 monohydrochloride (CAS # 569-61-9)
  • CI Solvent Red 80; Citrus Red 2 (CAS # 6358-53-8)
  • Cobalt and cobalt compounds (CAS # multiple)
  • Coconut oil diethanolamine condensate (cocamide diethanolamine) (CAS # 68603-42-9)
  • Cyanide (CAS # multiple)
  • Cycloheximide (CAS # 66-81-9)
  • D&C Orange 17 (CAS # 3468-63-1)
  • D&C Red 8 (CAS # 2092-56-0)
  • D&C Red 9 (CAS # 5160-02-1)
  • D&C Red No. 19 (CAS # 81-88-9)
  • Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) (CAS # 541-02-6)
  • Di isobutyl phthalate (CAS # 84-69-5)
  • Di isodecyl phthalate (CAS # 26761-40-0 68515-49-1)
  • Di n-octyl phthalate (CAS # 117-84-0)
  • Diacetyl (CAS # 431-03-8)
  • Diazolidinylurea (CAS # 78491-02-8)
  • Dibutyl phthalate (CAS # 84-74-2)
  • Dichloromethane (Methylene chloride) (CAS # 75-09-2)
  • Diethanolamine perfluorooctane sulfonate (CAS # 70225-14-8)
  • Diethyl maleate (CAS # 141-05-9)
  • Diethylene glycol (CAS # 111-46-6)
  • Diethylene glycol monomethyl ether (CAS # 111-77-3)
  • Diethylhexyl phthalate (CAS # 117-81-7)
  • Diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP) (CAS # 26761-40-0)
  • Diisononyl phthalate (CAS # 28553-12-0)
  • Dimethoxane (CAS # 828-00-2)
  • Dimethoxyglycol (CAS # 111-96-6)
  • Dimethylamine (CAS # 124-40-3)
  • Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) (CAS # 540-97-6)
  • Epoxiconazole (CAS # 133855-98-8)
  • Ethanol, 2-[2-(4-nonylphenoxy)ethoxy]- (CAS # 20427-84-3)
  • Ethanol, 2-[2-(nonylphenoxy)ethoxy]- (CAS # 27176-93-8)
  • Ethoxynonyl-benzene (CAS # 28679-13-2)
  • Ethyl paraben (CAS # 120-47-8)
  • Ethylene glycol butyl ether (Butyl Cellosolve) (CAS # 111-76-2)
  • Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether (CAS # 110-80-5)
  • Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate (CAS # 111-15-9)
  • Ethylene glycol monomethyl ether (CAS # 109-86-4)
  • Fentin acetate (CAS # 900-95-8)
  • Furmecyclox (CAS # 60568-05-0)
  • Hexachlorobutadiene (CAS # 87-68-3)
  • Hexachlorophene (CAS # 70-30-4)
  • Hexane (CAS # 110-54-3)
  • Hydroxylamine 4-methylbenzenesulfonate (CAS # 53933-48-5)
  • Hydroxylamine sulfate (CAS # 10046-00-1)
  • Hydroxylammonium chloride (CAS # 5470-11-1)
  • Inorganic nitrites, except sodium (CAS # multiple)
  • Isobutyl paraben (CAS # 4247-02-3)
  • Isobutyl-4-hydroxybenzoate sodium salt (CAS # 4247-02-3)
  • Isononylphenol (CAS # 11066-49-2)
  • Lead and lead compounds (CAS # multiple)
  • Lithium perfluoroctane sulfonate (CAS # 29457-72-5)
  • Long-chain perfluorinated carboxylic acids (LC-PFCAs) (CAS # multiple)
  • Malachite green hydrochloride (CAS # 569-64-2)
  • Mancozeb (CAS # 8018-01-7)
  • Mepanipyrim (CAS # 110235-47-7)
  • Mercury and mercury containing compounds (CAS # 7439-97-6, 22967-92-6)
  • Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) (CAS # 78-93-3)
  • Methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) (CAS # 108-10-1)
  • Methyl paraben (CAS # 99-76-3)
  • Methylal (CAS # 109-87-5)
  • Methylene glycol (CAS # 463-57-0)
  • Methylol urea (CAS # 1000-82-4)
  • M-nonylphenol (CAS # 139-84-4)
  • Molybdenum and compounds (CAS # multiple)
  • Monochloramine (CAS # 10599-90-3)
  • Moskene (CAS # 116-66-5)
  • Musk ambrette (CAS # 83-66-9)
  • Musk tibetene (CAS # 145-39-1)
  • Musk xylene (CAS # 81-15-2)
  • N-ethyl-2-pyrrolidone (CAS # 2687-91-4)
  • Nickel and nickel compounds (CAS # multiple)
  • Nitrilotriacetic acid (CAS # 139-13-9)
  • Nitrilotriacetic acid, trisodium salt monohydrate (CAS # 18662-53-8)
  • Nitrogen dioxide (CAS # 10102-44-0)
  • Nitromusks (CAS # multiple)
  • N-methylolethanolamine (CAS # 34375-28-5)
  • Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (CAS # 335-76-2)
  • Nonoxynol 10 (CAS # 9016-45-9)
  • Nonoxynol-7 (CAS # 27942-27-4)
  • Nonoxynol-9 (CAS # 14409-72-4)
  • Nonoxynol-9 (CAS # 26571-11-9)
  • Nonylphenol (CAS # 25154-52-3)
  • Nonylphenol, branched, ethoxylated (CAS # 68412-54-4)
  • Nonylphenol, branched, ethoxylated (CAS # 68987-90-6)
  • Nonylphenol ethoxylate (CAS # 37340-60-6)
  • Nonylphenol ethoxylate (CAS # 68412-53-3)
  • Nonylphenol hepta(oxyethylene)ethanol (CAS # 27177-05-5)
  • Nonylphenol, industrial; 4-nonylphenol, branched (CAS # 84852-15-3)
  • Nonylphenol nona(oxyethylene)ethanol (CAS # 27177-08-8)
  • O-cresol (CAS # 95-48-7)
  • O-isononylphenol (CAS # 27938-31-4)
  • O-nonylphenol (CAS # 136-83-4)
  • Orthophenylphenol (CAS # 90-43-7)
  • Oxirane, methyl-, polymer with oxirane, mono(nonylphenyl) ether (CAS # 37251-69-7)
  • Ozone depleters (HCFCs) (CAS # multiple)
  • Paraffin oils (CAS # 8012-95-1)
  • Perfluorooctane sulfonyl chloride (CAS # 307-35-7)
  • Persistent Perfluoro compounds (CAS # 1763-23-1)
  • Persistent Perfluoro compounds (CAS # 335-67-1)
  • Phenol (CAS # 108-95-2)
  • Phenol-, dinonyl (CAS # 1323-65-5)
  • Phenol, nonyl-, branched (CAS # 90481-04-2)
  • Phenol-, nonyl derivatives (CAS # 68081-86-7)
  • Phenol, nonyl derivs., sulfides (CAS # 68515-93-5)
  • PHMB (CAS # 28757-47-3 32289-58-0)
  • Phosphorus containing materials, intentionally added (CAS # multiple)
  • Phthalic anhydride (CAS # 85-44-9)
  • Plastic microbeads (from nonbiodegradable/noncompostable plastic) (CAS # n/a)
  • Poly(oxy 1,2-ethanediyl), alpha-(2-nonylphenyl)-omega-hydroxy (CAS # 51938-25-1)
  • Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), .alpha.-(isononylphenyl)-.omega.-hydroxy- (CAS # 37205-87-1)
  • Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), alpha(4-nonylphenyl) omega- hydroxy, branched (CAS # 127087-87-01)
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons/organic matter (CAS # multiple)
  • Polyoxyethylene nonylphenyl ether (CAS # 26027-38-3)
  • Potassium bromate (CAS # 7758-01-2)
  • Potassium perfluorooctane sulfonate (CAS # 2795-39-3)
  • Potassium titanium oxide (CAS # 12056-51-8)
  • Preventol D2 (CAS # 2749-70-4)
  • Propiolactone (CAS # 57-57-8)
  • Propylene glycol mono methyl ether (CAS # 107-98-2)
  • Propylene glycol mono-t-butyl ether (CAS # 57018-52-7)
  • Propylparaben (CAS # 94-13-3)
  • PVC (CAS # 9002-86-2)
  • Quaternium 15 (CAS # 4080-31-3)
  • Quaternium 15 (CAS # 51229-78-8)
  • Quinoline (CAS # 91-22-5)
  • Sec-butylbenzene (CAS # 135-98-8)
  • Secondary alkanolamines and their salts (CAS # 110-97-4)
  • Secondary alkyl amines and their salts (CAS # 111-42-2)
  • Selenium and selenium compounds (CAS # multiple)
  • Short chain chlorinated paraffins (CAS # 85535-84-8)
  • Silica, crystalline (in the form of quartz or cristobalite dust) (CAS # 14808-60-7)
  • Sodium nonadecafluorodecanoate (CAS # 3830-45-3)
  • Sodium propylparaben (CAS # 35285-69-9)
  • Tetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene) (CAS # 127-18-4)
  • Tetrahydrofuran (CAS # 109-99-9)
  • Tributyltin compounds (CAS # multiple)
  • Tricarban (triclocarban) (CAS # 101-20-2)
  • Trichloroethylene (CAS # 79-01-6)
  • Trichlorophenol (CAS # 95-95-4)
  • Triclosan (CAS # 3380-34-5)
  • Tris-Hydroxymethyl Nitropropane (CAS # 126-11-4)
  • Turpentine (CAS # 8006-64-2)
  • Xylene (CAS # 108-38-3)
  • Xylene (CAS # 1330-20-7)
  • Xylene (CAS # 95-47-6)
  • Ziram (CAS # 137-30-4)
  • (1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)-phenol (CAS # 27193-28-8)
  • (3-chloro-2-hydroxypropyl) trimethylammonium chloride (CAS # 3327-22-8)
  • 1-(4-Chlorophenyl)-4,4-dimethyl-3-(1,2,4-triazol-1-ylmethyl)pentan-3-ol (CAS # 107534-96-3)
  • 1,1,1-trichloroethane (CAS # 71-55-6)
  • 1,1,2-trichloroethane (CAS # 79-00-5)
  • 1,1,3,3,-tetramethyl-4-butylphenol (CAS # 140-66-9)
  • 1,2-diethoxyethane (ethylene glycol diethyl ether) (CAS # 629-14-1)
  • 1,3,5-triazine-1,3,5(2H,4H,6H)-triethanol (CAS # 4719-04-4)
  • 1-bromopropane (CAS # 106-94-5)
  • 2-(2-(2-(2-(p-nonylphenoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)ethanol (CAS # 7311-27-5)
  • 2-(2-aminoethylamino)ethanol (AEEA) (CAS # 111-41-1)
  • 2-(2-nonylphenoxy)ethanol (CAS # 27986-36-3)
  • 2-(p-nonylphenoxy) ethanol (CAS # 104-35-8)
  • 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol (CAS # 88-06-2)
  • 2-[2-[2-[2-[2-[2-(4-nonylphenoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)ethanol (CAS # 34166-38-6)
  • 2-Bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (CAS # 52-51-7)
  • 2-chlorophenol (CAS # 95-57-8)
  • 2-ethylhexyl-2-ethylhexanoate (CAS # 7425-14-1)
  • 2-hydroxypropyl ammonium dihydrogen orthoborate (CAS # 68003-13-4)
  • 2-methoxypropyl acetate (CAS # 70657-70-4)
  • 4-(1,1-dimethylheptyl)phenol (CAS # 30784-30-6)
  • 4-(1-ethyl-1-methylhexyl)phenol (CAS # 52427-13-1)
  • 4-(1-methyloctyl)phenol (CAS # 17404-66-9)
  • 4-(4-Hydroxy-4-methylpentyl)cyclohex-3-ene-1-carbaldehyde (CAS # 31906-04-4)
  • 4-chloroaniline (CAS # 106-47-8)
  • 4-ethoxyphenol (CAS # 622-62-8)
  • 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (CAS # multiple)
  • 4-Hydroxybiphenyl (CAS # 92-69-3)
  • 4-isononylphenol (CAS # 26543-97-5)
  • 4-n-nonylphenol (CAS # 104-40-5)
  • 4-nonylphenol (CAS # 104-40-5)
  • 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated (CAS # 104-40-5)
  • 4-nonylphenol, ethoxylated (CAS # 127087-87-0)
  • 4-octylphenol (CAS # 1806-26-4)
  • 4-T-nonylphenol-diethoxylate (CAS # 156609-10-8)
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